Whistleblower Edward Snowden, exiled to Hong Kong and eventually coming under protection of the Russian government for exposing classified US government activities to the public, has had a new television interview with Germany's NDR TV.
I have been unable to locate an HTTPS link to the interview.
Interestingly enough, none of the major news sites are talking about the interview, and every time the interview is posted on the American version of YouTube, it is torn down within minutes.
Some of the more interesting points in the interview include:
He strongly implies that tapping Chancellor Merkel's phone was highly unlikely to be an isolated incident.
He claims that the German government and the "5 eyes" nations all have access to the XKeyScore data mining / profiling database, and one way that they "work around" laws against spying on their own citizens is to get another 5 eyes nation to do the spying for them, and then sharing the information gained with one another. This means that America, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, and New Zealand can spy on all of their own citizens by proxy, just by asking one of the other member nations to do it for them.
He claims that targeting is neither limited to terrorism nor enemy states. He claims that widespread industrial espionage is a certainty. "There is no question that the NSA is involved in economic spying."